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Kate Iannelli

Kate Iannelli is research manager at the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Entries by Kate Iannelli

Examining Board Time Allocation

July 29, 2015

A look at how directors can manage ballooning agendas to address critical issues.

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The Power of Information

March 29, 2014

Formal planning is the key factor in determining comfort in information sharing.

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Directors Focus on People, Risk, and External Communications

January 13, 2014

Highlights from the annual public company governance survey show an increase in time commitment.

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Directors Unwavering on Long-Term Economic Growth

November 27, 2013

The NACD Board Confidence Index (BCI) has now tracked directors’ sentiment regarding the current and future state of the economy for 13 quarters.

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Opinions Shift on Separating Chairman and CEO Roles

July 23, 2013

At some companies, an independent chair can provide balance to the CEO. At others, the chair/CEO provides continuity and more in-depth operations knowledge.

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Revisiting Board Quotas

May 15, 2013

NACD's annual governance surveys show that American boards would have difficulty fulfilling diversity quotas should they become law, as in Norway and Spain, with 27.4 percent of boards responding to NACD's most recent Public Company Governance Survey reporting zero female members. When figures do not improve, the probability of regulators stepping in rises—and they are poised for action.

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Nonprofits Take Page From Corporate Playbook

March 14, 2013

Data from a recent nonprofit governance survey show a shift in board emphasis to strategy and performance.

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Why CEO Interlocks Aren’t the Problem

January 24, 2013

Interlocks are increasingly not a main motivator of executive compensation packages.

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Boards Remain Lean Despite Greater Responsibilities

December 10, 2012

Despite increased requirements, the average board size has remained relatively constant over the past five years.

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Rise of Risk Committee Prevalence: Reg YY to Increase Oversight

July 20, 2012

Federal Reserve Regulation YY applies to bank holding companies with consolidated assets of $50 billion or more, and domestic non-bank holding companies the Treasury’s Financial Stability Oversight Counsel says pose a “grave threat” to financial stability.

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Is Your Board At Its Expiration Date?

May 24, 2012

Boards must strike a balance between facilitating fresh ideas and recruiting experienced directors.

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Director Confidence Level Mirrors Economic Recovery

May 24, 2012

NACD's Board Confidence Index rose to 60.6 in the first quarter of 2012, up 13 points from its lowest point in the third quarter of 2011. This surge in confidence was largely buoyed by directors’ improved perception of economic progress made in both the short and long term.

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Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation: Explaining the Key Numbers

March 22, 2012

U.S. presidents, the European Central Bank, six percent of America’s corporate boards and potentially external auditors use term limits.

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Proxy Access Allowed After Bylaw Change

January 26, 2012

An amended Rule 14a-8 could allow shareholder access to the boardroom, despite the rejection of the more prominent "proxy access rule."

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Index Reveals Growing Optimism

January 26, 2012

Director confidence mirrored the economy's slow but steady recovery in Q4 2011.

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Understanding the Conflict Minerals Debate

December 16, 2011

A Dodd-Frank Act rule requiring companies to examine supply chains for conflict minerals is making major waves in the governance community.

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Weighing the Regulatory Burden of Dodd-Frank

November 11, 2011

Directors report a minimal burden from new regulatory activity.

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Boardroom Confidence at All-Time Low

November 11, 2011

In the most recent survey, directors expressed a belief that the economy is moderately worse than a year ago.

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Debunking Survey Myths

September 19, 2011

Survey results can be skewed by a number of factors, including who is being surveyed and and self-selection bias.

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Director Optimism Grows in Q4 2010

February 16, 2011

Directors feel dramatically better about the change in economic conditions over the last quarter.

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